Soon, Mumbai To Get Its own Houseboats Like Kerala, Adding a New Adventure For Tourists
Mumbaikars don’t have to travel all the way to Kerala to live in a houseboat now.
Very soon the state will start operating kerala like houseboats between the waters of Marve-Manori and Gorai.
Acording to TOI, Gorai Machchimar Sahakari Sanstha has sought permission from Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) to operate houseboats in the creeks along Mumbai’s coast.
MMB has received a total of 11 proposals from coastal districts to set up houseboats. “Like in Kerala, we want to promote houseboats in the backwaters of Maharashtra too. Houseboats already operate at Tarkarli in Sindhudurg district and are a big hit with tourists,” said a senior MMB official.
A houseboat can accommodate two families at a time.”We will levy a 10% charge on what the operator charges each tourist. Besides, there will be a security deposit. The details will be worked out over the next couple of weeks,” said the officials.
According to the reports it will be an amazing experience for people who will enjoy their stay in houseboats as they will be taken through the creeks and shown beautiful mangroves.
Along with houseboats, MMB will also launch water sports facilities in the next few months at Juhu, Versova, Aksa, Marve, Manori, Gorai, Ghodbunder, Bhayandar and Vasai. This is the first time that these facilities are being introduced in Mumbai suburbs and Thane.